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Agenda

Sunday, July 16, 2017
11:30am – 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm – 1:10pm Introduction, R. Jeffrey Chang, MD
1:10pm – 1:35pm Adjuncts to Stimulation – Agonists, OC, Estrogen, LH, Low Dose Aspirin, Growth Hormone, Testosterone, Letrozole, DHEA, Dexamethasone, David R. Meldrum, MD
1:35pm – 1:55pm Strategies for the Poor Responder, William B. Schoolcraft, MD
Focus Session – Alternatives to Full Stimulation and Fresh Transfer
1:55pm – 2:15pm Synchronization of Slowly Developing Embryos Restores Implantation Success, Richard T. Scott, Jr., MD, HCLD
2:15pm – 2:30pm Panel – Questions and Answers, William B. Schoolcraft, MD and Richard T. Scott, Jr., MD, HCLD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:15pm Natural and Modified Natural Cycles – What is the Evidence that Gonadotropin Stimulation is Bad for Eggs? Richard J. Paulson, MD
3:15pm – 3:30pm With Vitrification and Deferred Transfer: Is Clomiphene Citrate the New “Natural” Cycle? Bill Yee, MD
3:30pm – 3:50pm Clomiphene Citrate/Gonadotropins, Antoni J. Duleba, MD
3:50pm – 4:20pm Etiology, Prevention and Treatment of Ovarian Hyperstimulation – Agonist Trigger with “Freeze All” is the Best Approach, Antonio Pellicer, MD
4:20pm – 4:40pm Deferred Transfer Results in Increased Implantation and Reduced Perinatal Complications, Antoni J. Duleba, MD
4:40pm – 5:00pm Panel – Questions and Answers: The Future of Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH), Richard J. Paulson, MD, Bill Yee, MD, Antoni J. Duleba, MD, and Antonio Pellicer, MD
5:00pm – 5:30pm 30-year Anniversary Keynote Lecture: Stem Cell Therapy Promises to Revolutionize the Approach to Many Therapeutic Challenges, Including Infertility, Alan O. Trounson, MSc, PhD, LLD, FRCOG, FATSE, FAHMS, FRANZCOG *Not Accredited
5:30pm Adjourn for the Day
6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception
Monday, July 17, 2017
7:00am – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am Transvaginal Follicle Aspiration – Making Difficult Retrievals Easier and Minimizing Risks, David R. Meldrum, MD
8:30am – 8:40am Questions and Answers
8:40am – 9:10am Medical and Surgical Treatment of Endometriosis Before IVF:  Help or Harm? Dominique de Ziegler, MD
9:10am – 9:20am Questions and Answers
9:20am – 9:45am Personalized Embryo Transfer Using the Endometrial Receptivity Array to Adjust the Window of Implantation, Elena Labarta, MD, PhD
9:45am – 9:55am Questions and Answers
9:55am – 10:20am Fertility Preservation for the Woman with Cancer, H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE
10:20am – 10:30am Questions and Answers
10:30am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 11:20am Medical Conditions and IVF – Obesity, Thyroid, Depression, Hypertension, Marcelle I. Cedars, MD
11:20am – 11:45am Uterine Defects and Implantation, Elena Labarta, MD, PhD
11:45am – 11:55am Questions and Answers
11:55am – 12:20pm Impact of Stress, Counseling, Acupuncture, Smoking, Alcohol, Caffeine, Exercise, Nutrition, Sexual Function, Supplements – Critical Factors for Successful Outcomes, David R. Meldrum, MD
12:20pm – 12:30pm Questions and Answers
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:50pm Mitochondria as a Source of Energy in Cumuli, Oocytes, and Embryos and the Effects of Aging, Robert Casper, MD
1:50pm – 2:00pm Questions and Answers
2:00pm – 2:20pm Single Embryo Transfer – The Ultimate Goal to Optimize IVF Outcomes, V. Gabriel Garzo, MD
2:20pm – 2:30pm Questions and Answers
2:30pm – 2:50pm Vitrification of Oocytes, Embryos and Ovarian Tissue has Revolutionized IVF-ET, Ana Cobo, PhD
2:50pm – 3:00pm Questions and Answers
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
Time-Lapse Monitoring Debate
3:30pm – 3:50pm Choosing the Best Embryo from Timing of Early Events During Embryo Culture and Advantages of Newer Benchtop Incubators, Marcos Meseguer, PhD
3:50pm – 4:10pm It is Not Clear Whether Time-Lapse Monitoring will Predict Which Blastocyst to Transfer, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
4:10pm – 4:30pm Factors Influencing the Choice of Cleavage or Extended Culture, Jason E. Swain, PhD, HCLD
4:30pm – 4:50pm Stem Cell Therapy in ART, Antonio Pellicer, MD
4:50pm – 5:00pm Questions and Answers
5:00pm Adjourn for the Day
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:00am – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:20am Male Evaluation and the Role of Genetic and DNA Fragmentation Testing, Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS
8:20am – 8:30am Questions and Answers
8:30am – 8:50am The Role of the Sperm in Achieving the Best Embryos In Vitro, Denny Sakkas, PhD
8:50am – 9:00am Questions and Answers
9:00am – 9:20am The Difficult ICSI Cases – Cryptozospermia, Immotile Sperm, and Where ICSI Has Previously Failed, Gianpiero Palermo, MD, PhD
9:20am – 9:30am Questions and Answers
9:30am – 9:50am Sperm Retrieval – Preparation, Technique, Fresh or Frozen, and When Should Attempting Retrieval be Deemed Futile? Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS
9:50am – 10:00am Questions and Answers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 10:50am Mosaicism - Incidence, Causes, Implications and Potential Outcomes with Transfer, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
10:50am – 11:00am Questions and Answers
11:00am – 11:20am NGS Platforms – Advantages, Challenges and What to Do Regarding Sub-Chromosome Defects, Richard T. Scott, Jr., MD, HCLD
11:20am – 11:30am Questions and Answers
11:30am – 11:50am Maternal Immunogenetics Influences IVF and Oocyte Donation Live Birth Rates, Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
11:50am – 12:00pm Questions and Answers
12:00pm – 12:20pm New Ways of Ovarian Rejuvenation, Antonio Pellicer, MD
12:20pm – 12:30pm Questions and Answers
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:00pm OPTIONAL CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

  • Mini-Symposium on the IVF Laboratory, Ana Cobo, PhD, Dominique de Ziegler, MD, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD, Stephen A. Krawetz, PhD, Elena Labarta, MD, PhD, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD, Denny Sakkas, PhD, Jason E. Swain, PhD, HCLD more info
  • A Clinical Mini-Symposium Presented in Spanish: Qué puedo hacer para tener unas tasas de embarazo >70%? Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD, Ana Cobo, PhD, Elena Labarta, MD, PhD, Marcos Meseguer, PhD, Antonio Pellicer, MD, Efrain Pérez Peña, MD more info
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am Hormone Replacement Cycles for Oocyte Donation and Deferred Transfer – Is There an Ideal Regimen? Robert Casper, MD
8:30am – 8:40am Questions and Answers
8:40am – 9:10am The Endometrium and IVF – Morphologic and Histopathologic Changes Preventing Ongoing Pregnancy, Dominique de Ziegler, MD
9:10am – 9:20am Questions and Answers
9:20am – 9:50am Transfer Technique – The Precision of Ultrasound-Guided Transfer is Crucial for SET, William B. Schoolcraft, MD
9:50am – 10:00am Questions and Answers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 10:50am Some Adverse Outcomes are Increased with ART – Is Prevention Possible and What Should We Be Telling Our Patients? Joseph C. Gambone, DO, MPH
10:50am – 11:00am Questions and Answers
11:00am – 11:20am The Barker Hypothesis and Epigenetics – Optimizing the Health of our IVF Offspring, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD
11:20am – 11:30am Questions and Answers
11:30am – 11:50am Are Immune and Thrombophilia Tests Useful Prior to IVF?  When and For Whom Should These Tests be Offered? Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
11:50am – 12:00pm Questions and Answers
12:00pm – 12:20pm Panel – Summary and Last Chance for Questions Regarding All Sessions, Joseph C. Gambone, DO, MPH, Dominique de Ziegler, MD, William B. Schoolcraft, MD, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD, and Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
12:20pm Final Adjournment

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